The Real Cost of Preparing for a Blizzard

By Alex McIntyre - 2012-01-12T17:40:29Z

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Keeping the Car "Unstuck"

The Northeast States Emergency Consortium reports that 70 percent of winter storm-related deaths occur from car accidents and people stranded in their vehicles. These can help get your car back on the road:

$20: Car Unstuck Traction Mats (Set of two) --
$7: Traction Sand (two bags at $3.25 each) -- The Home Depot
$55: Lifeline First Aid AAA Severe Weather Winter Travel Kit --Dick's Sporting Goods
$198: Set of Thule CS-10 Snow Chains for Cars

Running Tally: $2,641